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All entries without a footnote come from [[Appendix B]], the [[Third Age]], The Great Years.
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==February==
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* 1 [[Aragorn]] captures [[Gollum]].<ref name="Hunt">{{UT|Hunt}}</ref>
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==March==
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* 21 [[Aragorn]] reaches [[Thranduil]] with [[Gollum]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
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* 23 [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Thranduil]] and questions [[Gollum]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
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* 29 [[Gandalf]] leaves [[Thranduil]] and heads west for [[Hobbiton]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
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==April==
 
==April==
 
* 12 [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Hobbiton]]
 
* 12 [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Hobbiton]]
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* 13 [[Gandalf]] reveals to [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] that Bilbo's ring is [[the One Ring]].<ref>{{FR|I1}}</ref>
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==May==
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* 1 [[Gandalf]] meets with [[Aragorn]] at [[Sarn Ford]].<ref name="Strid">{{FR|I10}}</ref>
  
 
==June==
 
==June==
* 20 [[Sauron]] attacks [[Osgiliath]]. About the same time [[Thranduil]] is attacked, and [[Gollum]] escapes.
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* 19 [[Boromir]] and [[Faramir]] receive the [[Seek for the Sword that was broken|riddle]] in their sleep
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* 20 [[Sauron]] [[Battle of Osgiliath|attacks]] [[Osgiliath]]. About the same time [[Thranduil]] is attacked, and [[Gollum]] escapes.
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==Midyear's Day==
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* [[Gandalf]] leaves a letter for [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] with [[Barliman Butterbur]].<ref name="Strid"/>
  
 
==July==
 
==July==
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* 1 The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] set forth to search for [[the One Ring]]. They pass northward across [[the Wold]]<ref name="Hunt"/>
 
* 4 [[Boromir]] sets out from [[Minas Tirith]].
 
* 4 [[Boromir]] sets out from [[Minas Tirith]].
 
* 10 [[Gandalf]] imprisoned in [[Orthanc]].
 
* 10 [[Gandalf]] imprisoned in [[Orthanc]].
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==September==
 
==September==
* 18 [[Gandalf]] escapes from [[Orthanc]] in the early hours. The [[Black Riders]] cross the [[Fords of Isen]].
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*Having failed to find the Shire, the Black Riders return to the Wold empty-handed; messengers from Sauron send them to [[Isengard]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
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* 18 [[Gandalf]] escapes from [[Orthanc]] in the early hours. The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] cross the [[Fords of Isen]].
 
* 19 [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Edoras]] as a beggar, and is refused admittance.
 
* 19 [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Edoras]] as a beggar, and is refused admittance.
* 20 [[Gandalf]] gains entrance to [[Edoras]]. [[Théoden]] commands him to go: 'Take any horse, only be gone ere tomorrow is old!'
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* 20 [[Gandalf]] gains entrance to [[Edoras]]. [[Théoden]] commands him to go: 'Take any horse, only be gone ere tomorrow is old!' The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] come to [[Isengard]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
* 21 [[Gandalf]] meets [[Shadowfax]], but the horse will not allow him to come near. He follows [[Shadowfax]] far over the fields.
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* 21 [[Gandalf]] meets [[Shadowfax]], but the horse will not allow him to come near. He follows [[Shadowfax]] far over the fields. The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] encounter [[Gríma|Gríma Wormtongue]], who tells them of the location of [[the Shire]].<ref name="Hunt"/>
* 22 The [[Black Riders]] reach [[Sarn Ford]] at evening; they drive off the guard of [[Rangers]]. [[Gandalf]] overtakes [[Shadowfax]]
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* 22 The [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] reach [[Sarn Ford]] at evening; they drive off the guard of [[Rangers of the North|Rangers]]. [[Gandalf]] overtakes [[Shadowfax]]
* 23 Four Riders enter [[the Shire]] before dawn. The others pursue the [[Rangers]] eastward, and then return to watch the [[Greenway]]. A [[Black Riders|Black Rider]] comes to [[Hobbiton]] at nightfall. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bag End]]. [[Gandalf]] having tamed [[Shadowfax]] rides from [[Rohan]].
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* 23 Four Riders enter [[the Shire]] before dawn. The others pursue the [[Rangers of the North|Rangers]] eastward, and then return to watch the [[Greenway]]. A [[Nazgûl|Black Rider]] comes to [[Hobbiton]] at nightfall. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bag End]]. [[Gandalf]] having tamed [[Shadowfax]] rides from [[Rohan]].
 
* 24 [[Gandalf]] crosses the [[Isen]]
 
* 24 [[Gandalf]] crosses the [[Isen]]
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*25 A Black Rider approaches [[Farmer Maggot]] in [[Bamfurlong]] but he is ousted. The Hobbits later reach him who guides them with his wagon until the [[Bucklebury Ferry]]. The evening they meet Merry and reach [[Crickhollow]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reveals them his plans, already known.
 
* 26 The [[Old Forest]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] comes to [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]]
 
* 26 The [[Old Forest]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] comes to [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]]
 
* 27 [[Gandalf]] crosses [[Greyflood]]. Second night with [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]]
 
* 27 [[Gandalf]] crosses [[Greyflood]]. Second night with [[Tom Bombadil|Bombadil]]
* 28 The [[Hobbits]] captured by a [[Barrow-wight]]. [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Sarn Ford]].
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* 28 The [[Hobbits]] captured by a [[Barrow-wights|Barrow-wight]]. [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Sarn Ford]].
 
* 29 [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reaches [[Bree]] at night. [[Gandalf]] visits the Gaffer.
 
* 29 [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] reaches [[Bree]] at night. [[Gandalf]] visits the Gaffer.
 
* 30 [[Crickhollow]] and the [[Prancing Pony|Inn]] at [[Bree]] are raided in the early hours. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bree]]. [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Crickhollow]], and reaches [[Bree]] at night
 
* 30 [[Crickhollow]] and the [[Prancing Pony|Inn]] at [[Bree]] are raided in the early hours. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] leaves [[Bree]]. [[Gandalf]] comes to [[Crickhollow]], and reaches [[Bree]] at night
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==October==
 
==October==
 
* 1 [[Gandalf]] leaves [[Bree]].
 
* 1 [[Gandalf]] leaves [[Bree]].
* 3 He is attacked at night on [[Weathertop]].
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* 3 He is attacked at night on [[Weathertop]]. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] in the [[Midgewater Marshes]] sees flashes of light from the battle.<ref>{{FR|I11}}</ref>
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* 4 [[Gandalf]] escapes to the north from [[Weathertop]], followed by four [[Nazgûl|Riders]].<ref>{{FR|II2}}</ref>
 
* 6 The camp under [[Weathertop]] attacked at night [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] wounded.
 
* 6 The camp under [[Weathertop]] attacked at night [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] wounded.
 
* 9 [[Glorfindel]] leaves [[Rivendell]].
 
* 9 [[Glorfindel]] leaves [[Rivendell]].
* 11 He drives the [[Black Riders|Riders]] off the [[Bridge of Mitheithel]].
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* 11 He drives the [[Nazgûl|Riders]] off the Bridge of [[Mitheithel]].
 
* 13 [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] crosses the Bridge.
 
* 13 [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] crosses the Bridge.
 
* 18 [[Glorfindel]] finds [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] at dusk. [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Rivendell]].
 
* 18 [[Glorfindel]] finds [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] at dusk. [[Gandalf]] reaches [[Rivendell]].
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==December==
 
==December==
* 25 The [[Company of the Ring]] leaves [[Rivendell]] at dusk
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* 18 The membership of the [[Fellowship of the Ring|Company of the Ring]] is chosen.<ref>{{FR|II3}}</ref>
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* 25 The [[Fellowship of the Ring|Company of the Ring]] leaves [[Rivendell]] at dusk
  
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Revision as of 07:37, 5 October 2012

All entries without a footnote come from Appendix B, the Third Age, The Great Years.

Contents

February

March

April

May

June

Midyear's Day

July

August

  • All trace of Gollum is lost. It is thought that at about this time, being hunted both by the Elves and Sauron's servants, he took refuge in Moria; but when he had at last discovered the way to the West-gate he could not get out

September

October

December

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Hunt for the Ring"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Long-expected Party"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "Strider"
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"
  5. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  6. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Ring Goes South"